Winning: Rihanna Nabs Digital #1 With ‘Stay’

Published: Wednesday 13th Feb 2013 by David

While she may have been popular from the jump, there’s no denying the powerful hand Roc Nation played in turning Rihanna into the Pop force she is today.

Of course, while this force has undoubtedly been driven by the work of her writers and producers and not her own ‘voice’, last year saw Riri  showcase her ‘inner singer’ with ‘Unapologetic‘, crafted by the likes of Elijah Blake, Sia and Mike Will Made It.

This move, albeit long overdue, has now seen the star do what many of her contemporaries would find impossible and reach #1 on iTunes USA with a traditional ballad. A ballad, named ‘Stay‘.

Upon learning the song had reached #1, the Pop puppet shared:

Pushed by the release of its music video, ‘Stay’s chart glory goes a long way in proving that Rihanna is- and always will be- one of this generation’s strongest contenders.

For, as much her vocal inconsistency cheapens what would otherwise be a perfect brand, who else can boast of releasing LPs ever year that move no less than 1 million copies worldwide?

A statistical fact that kicks dust in the faces of many of her rivals, here’s hoping her new album takes her commercial value one step higher and secure a second #1 album that moves over 200k first week.

For, as much we can commend Ri for the success of ‘Stay’ and ‘Diamonds‘, the fact remains that her US first week numbers can look a little lowly when compared to that of Beyonce’s and Nicki Minaj‘s- both of whom have seen their lowest debut numbers best her own by 100k or so…with every release. 

Watch ‘Stay’ here!

Your thoughts?

Posted under:

Comments 137

Please Post Your Comments & Reviews

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. tits mcgee February 13, 2013

    No surpise here. Great frigin song.

  2. DragginForMrsCarter February 13, 2013

    Yay. The only song she can sing in tune!

  3. Lana Del Slay February 13, 2013

    Good for her. Now try and sing ALL your music in key though. You cant? Didn’t think so b****.

  4. MC The Place To Be February 13, 2013

    And the news is where? Mariah got number ones with all kinds of singles not just one kind. Call me when Rihanna writes an iconic song like Hero.

  5. HOOD HIVE February 13, 2013

    Rihanna “stay” winning…. Unlike your favs

  6. Music Soul Harmony February 13, 2013

    Dont like the song, it’s mediocre compared to her other ballads like CKB and Russian Roulette.

  7. BITCHPLEASE February 13, 2013

    AND I HEAR SHE’S WORKING ON HER NEXT LP ALREADY?? THIS SUMMER GONNA BE INTERESTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BITCHPLEASE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  8. Floridaevans February 13, 2013

    Well deserved! This is a great song & she has given stellar performances of it.

  9. HOOD HIVE February 13, 2013

    @LANADELSLAY B**** LANA FIRST PERFORMANCE TO AMERICA WAS A HOT OFF KEY MESS LOL SHE HAD THE WORST SNL PERFORMANCE IN HISTORY!!!

  10. BeyWhoUWanna February 13, 2013

    It’s such a shame that people have such low standards. I have a question for her stans, what is her vocal range?

  11. J February 13, 2013

    well done girl

    as if we didnt think it would!

  12. ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ February 13, 2013

    *Fakes a Surprised Face*

    U go rih!

  13. JOHNVIDAL February 13, 2013

    Congrats to Ritry 🙂 We´ll see if it becomes a true #1 on Billboard hot100
    Anyway, when is she going to slay album charts like any respectable artist in history has done? Oh wait, she´s not r…

  14. HOOD HIVE February 13, 2013

    @Johnvidal RIHANNA has 5 platinum albums & 1 GOLD Album unapologetic is on its way to be her 6 platinum album we all know she’s a better single seller but she can still sell a album stay pressed

  15. LTM February 13, 2013

    Lol @ a Lana Del Fake stan coming for Rihanna’s vocals. Anyways congrats to RiRi! Im glad Stay is doing better than Pour It Up, I can’t stand that song. Sam idk why you always try with Rihanna’s U.S success. She’s not local like Nicki, she’s an international pop star, arguably the biggest one out today

  16. NEW KID IN HERE February 13, 2013

    If this track reach no 1 on billbord then I’ll call her the queen n say her “reign won’t let up” because this track is not no 1 material!! She’s created much more better ballad that never made it to no 1!

  17. livurlife February 13, 2013

    Congrats!!!!!. It wasn’t initially my favorites off this album, however I have reconsidered after watching her live performances. Well Done. She slays this song live and brings it to life.

  18. Caribbean native February 13, 2013

    SLAYANNA!!!!!!!!!!!!! #STAY PRESSED B******

  19. JJFan1814 February 13, 2013

    Y’all wanna make this about album sales???? Ok cool. I get it. The U.S. is THE only market in the music industry, right? I mean, if you don’t have a #1 album there, then you’re NOTHING! Phew, I’m glad Rih has the WORLD instead. Outselling your faves by the millions!!!

    Winning til the end! Legend in the making. Numbers don’t lie. Haters go die! 😉

  20. JJFan1814 February 13, 2013

    Since yesterday, Unapologetic went from #23 to #18 with the deluxe edition on the charts as well……..!!!

    😉

  21. Leon February 13, 2013

    Good For You Rih!!

  22. You Wanna Bey Me February 13, 2013

    Wake me up when it hits #1 on the hot 100, iTunes doesn’t mean s***, just that it’s the #1 downloaded song (at the time). You see how it ended for Tamar. This song if desperate and depressing like her fans. On the verge on suicide.

  23. Bless my vocal cords, Kety’s house is on fire! February 13, 2013

    I like LDR’s music, but c’mon, she STILL cannot sing live, even after SNL when you’d think she would’ve worked on her voice and stage presence to prove the critics wrong. At least Rih is/was taking voice lessons. LDR seems to be coasting on her fans low standards and her Tumblr popularity.

  24. Lala February 13, 2013

    Didnt Tamar and JTs song go to #1 on itunes aswell?

  25. zania February 13, 2013

    Ya’ll know Sam is going to shade Rihanna first week sales to others, which it doesn’t matter, because Beyonce or Nicki can’t even be compare to Rihanna WW. I don’t care about Beyonce sales years ago when Cds were selling. I am talking about the last 3 years when music has decline. What has Beyonce last album sold compared to Rihanna last three album outsold her’s. Haven’t her recent album outsold Beyonce last album which has been out for two years now. Everyone knows Rihanna is the true queen and rules WW. REMEMBER WHAT LL COOL J SAID AT THE GRAMMYS- RIHANNA IS THE BIGGEST ARTIST ON THE PLANET. So you can downgrade her success all you want. The stats and charts is what matters and speaks the truth. Congrats to Rihanna on her #1 digital song.

  26. JanetXone February 13, 2013

    How are Rihanna fans dragging Lana’s vocals.

  27. boopboop February 13, 2013

    2013 is gonna be a tough yr for bey, gaga, katy and even brit with rih dominating the way she is! only person can beat rih is adele and i bet adele next album wont sale as much as 21. yea she was a huge sensation for the past couple yrs but it wont last much longer. rih on the other hand is getting stronger and better and is on her way to becoming this generation’s madonna in terms of global power and touring and international sales. only 24 and killing the game like nobody’s business! i feel so sorry for ppl who still under-estimate her cuz they gonna be shocked and pressed when THAT REIGN STILL wont let up for thier faves to succeed! all of sam’s shade throwing wont stop rih from dominating the music game for many yrs to come, nor will it keep bey’s next album from flopping or make whorita oral s** happen outside the uk. he shold stop making comparisons and accept that rih has surpassed the competition and aint goin NOWHERE for the next few yrs!

  28. Cry Me a River February 13, 2013

    Shame all these forgettable #1s dont translate to her album sales!

  29. KDreamer (Miguel Hit It) February 13, 2013

    Who cares? Nobody ever says she talented and that’s all that matters. All the number ones in the world can’t buy you respect in the industry.

  30. MIGUEL STAN!!!!! February 13, 2013

    GET EM QUEEN RIH!! NEXT STOP NUMBER 1 ON BILLBOARDS!! #STAYMAD

  31. Likica February 13, 2013

    Congratulations girl! This song is amazing and it deserves all success!

    @Lana Del Ray stan talking about live singing when Lana sucks live and said that on her own that she can’t sing live.

    @JOHNVIDAL Go listen to S****** Houston’s cheesy and repetitive ballads you pressed soul! You are probably a f** since you listen to femminine music that much (oh All The Man That I Need is you favourite song of all time lol, I can’t imagine a guy listening to that song). Plus comparing 1980s/1990s vs 2010s music market? Really?

    @YOU WANNA BEY ME Wake me up when Beyonce gets #1 single again and stop being pressed!

    @MUSIC SOUL HARMONY I like Russian Roulette too, my fav ballad from Rihanna. Final Goodbye is one of the best too.

  32. JOHNVIDAL February 13, 2013

    @hoodhive
    I said “slay album charts”. Do u understand? SLAY. She has never done that. I´m not talking about moderate success. I´m talking slaying. If you don´t do that it´s really difficult you´ll be remembered in some decades from now or at least be respected, like I said on my first comment

  33. CandyWarhol February 13, 2013

    What s*** is this. Didn’t Tamar get to number one there too? The b**** didn’t even make the top 40 with L&W and Ri won’t get to number one on the main charts either.

  34. . : : W A T E R S P O R T S : : . February 13, 2013

    Congrats RiRi

    Digital tracks Queen!!!

    @JJFAN1814

    RTW, BTINH were top10/5 in many countries outside the states, and reached #1 in South Africa . . . So I guess we should stop saying “Bey can’t get a top 10 single”, right?

    And didn’t “4” outsell MOTS and RR in a matter of months, and is about to do the same for AGLM?

    YES, because ALBUMS OUTSELL EACH OTHE!!!

    IDK why you make a big fat deal of it.

  35. BitchyBey February 13, 2013

    Rihanna has NEVER slayed the albums chart in her life. You say she’s the queen but never sold over 300k first week. I mean really, how can you say she’s slaying when she can’t even beat Ciara’s best sales.

  36. Tasha February 13, 2013

    Shes basic in everything else besides #1s. Where would she be without all those #1s.

  37. . : : W A T E R S P O R T S : : . February 13, 2013

    LMAO @Likica

    I don’t think she still got a rat’s ass on #1 singles TBH, specially when her entire North American arena dates and more than 80% her European dates were SOLD OUT IN MINUTES, and she’s planning to play stadiums now on.

  38. Blue February 13, 2013

    Look at this pressed b****** going on about industry respect(mjb, sting just two of the legends that have worked with or praised riri this week alone), critical aclaim (or her last 5 albums have been critically acclaimed with an average score above borh bey and gaga), vocal range (riri, bey, gaga’s vocal ranges aint that far apart). Album sales?(close to 10mil albums sold in the usa alone)

  39. Monsta☈ebel February 13, 2013

    Rihannas one single out sells your favs albums #Stay Pressed&Stressed…

  40. JOHNVIDAL February 13, 2013

    This @likica b**** is so damn arrogant, ignorant and delusional it´s not even funny
    Always downplaying Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston and praising Rihanna and Kelly Clarkson as the biggest thing ever LOL. When did I say “All the man that I need” was my fave song of all time? LOL (great song anyway and Whitney vocals on it pure brilliance)
    You´re such a manipulative b**** and a liar. Do u think telling lies is going to change reality? You clearly have a problem with how huge true greats, even their deaths impact the world, unlike your faves

  41. CIL/SL/IIWAB/EOT/17Grammys February 13, 2013

    Excuse me, you say 4 is Un4tunate and 4lop but it came in with 300,000 and Rihanna has never had numbers that big so what’s really good? I won’t knock her hustle because she clearly works hard but let’s not act as though her sales are out of this world or are anything to write about because she can’t even match up to Gaga, Katy or the the Queen Bey.

  42. Wintour February 13, 2013

    YAWN whats new?… about the only thing shes good at, buying her #1s. How u gonna have all the #1s and you sell pretty average/sometimes poorly. The SHADE.

  43. Monsta☈ebel (GoldenHeart) February 13, 2013

    The video for stay got 2 million views in one day….

  44. Blue February 13, 2013

    @bitchybey and neither does she hold the record for biggest single week sales for a sing but there she still is slaying everyone and their mama. Whats 300k in one week when ur end total is +1mil?

  45. Wintour February 13, 2013

    @Monstarebel how much do singles cost again compared to albums?

  46. King beyonce February 13, 2013

    SAM THIS GIMMICK OF I AM A RIHANNA HATER IS GETTING OLD AND BORING ,why are you mad cause you Stan for a flop b**** Rita Ora Go get your Life Man!!

  47. Wintour February 13, 2013

    @Zania they can easily compare to her WW. Especially Beyonce. And I am no stan so don’t get it twisted but her album sales and tour statistics speak for themselves.

  48. HIAM (Blackout 2.0) February 13, 2013

    All those number ones but not a single album sold half a milli first week. Poor dat.

  49. Likica February 13, 2013

    @. : : W A T E R S P O R T S : : .
    Good for her! She’s coming in my city, Belgrade, she’s almost sold out all Kombank Arena which consists of 20 000 seats, there are just less than 2 000 tickets left on sale. I will maybe go to her concert. 😀

  50. CHUDDS February 13, 2013

    To everyone comparing Rihanna’s single to Tamars….. The difference is RIHANNA can actually get #1’s on the HOT 100. If “Stay” doesn’t hit #1, I’m sure it’ll be yet another Top 5 hit for her. I’m almost positive that it’ll be her THIRTEENTH #1 hit. 🙂 Stay mad Lana, Ciara, Nicki & hasbeen 90’s diva stans.

  51. WorshipThuhQueen February 13, 2013

    Beyonce sold out an entire tour with NO new single and NO new album. Could Rishitna?

  52. HYFR February 13, 2013

    Well duh this b**** is calculated. That song was fading awayyyy until she decided to perform it at the GRAMMYS and STRAIGHT AFTER release a VIDEO. Not rocket science peeps.

  53. pat February 13, 2013

    congrats Rih…..she never has to have as big of a set up for an album as your fav because her songs are always strong enough on their own to keep the album around……she doesn’t need oprah, superbowl, AI, bet awards performances, documentaries, specials, etc. all in one week to pull the numbers that she does

  54. Kyle February 13, 2013

    She looks like a pig in that picture.

  55. Hmmmm February 13, 2013

    Good job DefJam! Oops I mean Navy!

  56. Likica February 13, 2013

    @JOHNVIDAL
    I am not arrogant at all, but you are. Why do you call out people when they thumb down your comments (precisely – Alicia Keys is so f****** boring and deal with it)? Why do you think that if you listen to Whitney/Celine/Mariah makes you better than anyone?
    Well, Kelly and Rihanna wrote many songs while Whitney did zero. You said that All The Man That I Need is your fav Whitney’s song and probably your fav song of all time when I posted a link of a girl singing that song! I don’t lie. You do. I’ve never said that Kelly Clarkson and Rihanna are the best thing ever, they are not, but neither is Whitney Houston. Aretha Franklin/Mariah >>> Whitney. Plus Madonna can sweep the floor with everyone when it comes to impact and record sales. Madonna is greater than Whitney Houston even though Whitney was more talented.

  57. Mary Mary February 13, 2013

    Lol such a flop. Her whole career relies on #1s.

  58. TaylorWins February 13, 2013

    Combo Kiiii to the power of 3 h***. Rihanna may be hot now but will she able to sing her songs properly ten years from now. She is the flavor of the latest month and she trend hops with every album. Do you think anyone will pay to see her in concert like they do for Tina and Celine today.

    No. Roc are signing all these new girls to protect them for when people lose interest in her nonsense.

  59. yawn February 13, 2013

    who’s surprised? @hyfr right.

  60. Aquarius February 13, 2013

    Lol @ these shady b****** up in here.

  61. Aquarius February 13, 2013

    And DOUBLE lol @ Likiki tryna shade queen Whitney against Rihanna with SONGWRITING of all things!

  62. yawn February 13, 2013

    let’s see bb next week and how long it stays.

  63. OMG Just Google Kelsnetwork and see what happens! February 13, 2013

    This is why i like Rihanna! She is very well calculated. She chooses the best singles. She doesnt slack in promo. And her visuals are good (most of the time)…
    She has one of the best teams in the game!

  64. yawn February 13, 2013

    good pocket filler anyway. 😆

  65. ZANIA February 13, 2013

    On the Red Carpet at the Grammys, Ryan seacrest, said to Rihanna that you made history you are the only Artist in history to have the most songs on top 40 mainstream charts. How can you down play this woman success when she breakings some type of history over the past three years.

  66. Lana Adele Slaykins February 13, 2013

    Rihanna is a Pop star but most of all she is a PRODUCT. When you take away her controversial antics do you have strong talent. Janet can’t sing but she can dance. Celine can’t dance but she can sing. What does Rihanna do exceptionally well to say she can up against Bey, Christina, Lana and the rest.

  67. Femme Fatale February 13, 2013

    Not surprised Rihanna singles always slay congrats gurrrrrl

    Why the hive always so pressed when it comes to Rihanna? Are yall mad she can sell a ballad and Beyonce cant lol

  68. Kelz February 13, 2013

    Ugh the Navy have got to be one of the most delusional fan bases EVER. They think Rihanna runs tings just because she can score a number 1! Its so sad, obviously a lot of them are young. Only one that can beat Ri is Adele? B**** why? When practically every artist you listed there can beat Rihanna in talent, albums or impact! If its not one its the other, stop reaching!

  69. EasyBreezyBeautiful February 13, 2013

    I was one of the only girls in TB not to hate Rihanna after 09 but now I see her true colors. She USES Chris for publicity and he is a fool to forgive her for what she did to him. She didn’t have to go on that show and spread their business if she knew she still loved him. She intentionally helped to defame him and now she uses him to get attention for her own music.

  70. dam!!! February 13, 2013

    why all the hate on rihanna ??????………..its a DAM good song

  71. Miss independent February 13, 2013

    Daaamn this girl is really unstoppable…

    @TaylorSwiftWin and what will Taylor do when she becomes 30 n all her pre teen fans grow up n get tired of her n her shitty shaky vocals Taylor wont make it to 2018 Rihanna will

  72. BeyWhoUWanna February 13, 2013

    Hold the f****** note sisters! Did a Titanic member just come for Taylor’s vocals. You b****** are getting brave.

  73. Kev February 13, 2013

    Im proud of her. Ive been a fan from pon de replay so its inspirational to see a fellow islander do her thing. I feel like if your gonna give props/compliments, just do that without all the extra shade. What was the point of putting Beyonce’s halftime performance in this thread? I love bey , thats my sister but they both slay in their own way so stop comparing them. They r on 2 totally different pages n levels. U looked pressed

  74. Just Sayin February 13, 2013

    @Likika Nobodys trying to downplay her success, they are just being realistic. And not everyone that doesnt lick her ass is a Hive. I certainly aint. Yeah she does well at what shes good at, but that doesn’t make her the best thing since sliced bread. And that does not give the Navy an excuse to downplay other artists success just because Rihanna has had more top 10 hits/#1s than them which they always do. That’s why people shade her so bad, cos the Navy hold her up on a pedastool like shes better than anyone just cos shes good at getting number 1s. Congrats to her though.

  75. Rach February 13, 2013

    Publicity whoring is the way forward!

  76. NΛVI February 13, 2013

    BOOPBOOP YOUR COMMENT IS GIVING ME LIFE KIIIIIIIII

  77. Just Sayin February 13, 2013

    Sorry @Likikia my comment was actually directed to @ZANIA. You just stayed in my mind cos I saw you talkin bout Whitney

  78. NΛVI February 13, 2013

    HEY HOODIVE ya’ll keep underestimating the one who keeps slaying your fav..can’t you see the girl is on her way of being the new madonna..in terms of worldwide every corner of the globe DOMINATION…and we just getting started at just the age of 24 , ya’ll should be praising riri..a BLACK girl is doing the DAMM THING!!!.. you mad we bad STAY mad.

  79. Miss independent February 13, 2013

    @Beywhoyouwanna YES B**** I SURE TF DID TAYLOR VOCALS SUCK SO STOP SHE CANT HIT NOTES RIHANNA CAN…. TAYLOR HAS ONE OF THE WEAKEST VOICES RIGHT NEXT TO CIARA N JANETS B**** BYE RIHANNA HAS 3 OCTAVES LETS SEE THAT B**** TAYLOR SING A SONG LIKE WHAT NOW FOOL IN LOVE CALIFORNIA KING BED OR COMPLICATED….

  80. Suicide Blonde February 13, 2013

    OK, if this song goes #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 then Rihanna and her label are paying for those #1 songs, i’m sorry, the song is cute but it won’t be #1 even if it was an Adele song, Diamonds was #1 but it wasn’t a smash hit despite her chart position, it was all well planned. If you ask me, i don’t believe all the radios will play all Rihanna’s singles, this is just a way to make Rihanna the Billboard single Queen but will all her singles be played in 10 years, will people remember her songs as classic, hell Britney was bigger than Rihanna will ever be and look at how many #1 singles she has and her songs are more of a classy than Rihanna’s songs.

  81. No. February 13, 2013

    Ugly s***. The music industry is dire right now.

  82. ZANIA February 13, 2013

    @kelz I picked the year, Beyonce came out in 2011 and lets look at WW sales and how many artist are above her.

    ALBUMS

    COUNTDOWN 2011

    ——————————————————————————–

    compiled and provided by

    Adele – 21
    XL Recordings – 15,3 million copies
    Lady GaGa – Born This Way
    Interscope – 5,4 million copies
    Michael Bublé – Christmas
    Reprise – 5,2 million copies
    Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
    Elektra / Warner Bros. – 4,0 million copies
    Rihanna – Loud
    Def Jam – 3,4 million copies
    Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
    Parlophone / Capitol – 3,3 million copies
    Adele – 19
    XL Recordings – 2,8 million copies
    Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
    Island – 2,2 million copies
    Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
    Capitol – 2,1 million copies
    Beyoncé – 4
    Columbia – 2,1 million copies

    ADELE, LADY GAGA, BRUNO MARS- BUT THE DIFFERENCE WITH RIHANNA WW SALES IS SHE HAS OTHER ALBUMS STILL SELLING IN THAT SAME YEAR.

  83. Miss independent February 13, 2013

    type: Lyric-Contralto
    Vocal Range: 3 octaves 2 notes(B2- D6)
    Whistle Register: No
    Longest note: 8 seconds – ‘Hate That I Love You’
    Vocal Pluses:Distinct tone that makes Rihanna’s voice easily identifiable. Voice sounds best in it’s low to mid range- as heard in the verses of Russian Roulette- where it finds a solid tone that has a slightly smoky quality to it.

    Rihanna’s belting range has improved in recent years; where previously her voice was nasal and thin, it now has a degree of strength and weight to it, sounding correctly placed- Listen to Only girl (in the world).

    Rhianna’s head voice is soft and airy with a sweet and warm tone and is capable of switching quickly and effortlessly into that part of her range. She has the ability to hold notes for lengths of time, while maintaining its dynamics and tone, as well being capable of singing vocal runs with apparent ease.

  84. No. February 13, 2013

    And DEATH at every Navy thinking people that don’t like Rihanna is a HIVE. Not really boo boos! People are allowed to not rate her without being a Bey stan!

  85. No. February 13, 2013

    @Zania chile sales is sales. Rihanna is no better than Beyonce in albums REAL talk. #NOTABEYSTANEITHER.

  86. MC IS THE PLACE TO BE February 13, 2013

    DEATH at yall calling beyonce stans hoodhive, i can’t.

  87. No. February 13, 2013

    @Suicide I AGREE!

  88. NΛVI February 13, 2013

    gurl please you damm well know your part of the hoodhive..trying to bash bee to make you look less of a bey fan, i can’t…don’t you know that katy, lana and riri fans is one tribe. go get yo life.

  89. NΛVI February 13, 2013

    @NO.

  90. Nicky February 13, 2013

    Don’t you love the ratchet comments? Ahhahahahahahahhahahahahah

    What makes money first week sales or total album sales? Hahahahahahahahahahahaahahaahahahahahahaah

    My fave has sold over 30million albums with minimal promo. Hahahahahahaahahahahahah

    My fave single went #1 with one performance while another chick made no impact performing in front of 100million hahahahhahahaahahah

  91. Kelz February 13, 2013

    @Zania why are you just talking about Beyonce? And after all that, my comment still remains true.

  92. YOLO February 13, 2013

    Rihanna can sell a ballad but Beyonce cant hahahahahaha

  93. No February 13, 2013

    @NAVI No hunny, if you really want me to spell it OUT I find Beyonce PHONY and HYPOCRITICAL and her voice ANNOYS the heck outta but at least she can make an impact without just #1s and s*** loads of talent to back it up!

  94. YA BISH February 13, 2013

    LMAO WAIT YA ..IT’S GETTING REALLY RATCHET UP IN HERE WITH THESE*GRABS POPCORN* OK GO ON

  95. YOLO February 13, 2013

    @NO is trying to hard to act like she aint a hive member lmao b**** just shudup

  96. No February 13, 2013

    Lol yall really cant take it that I just don’t like your fave! So im a Hive haha!

  97. NΛVI February 13, 2013

    @NO. “but at least she can make an impact without just #1s and s*** loads of talent to back it up!” ,__ that just pretty much proves you’re a hoodhive..give it up you ain’t fooling anyone…. and as @YOLO said… “Rihanna can sell a ballad but Beyonce cant” true tea…it’s shame dance for you, even and uptempo didn’t do s*** on the hot 100 charts plus wasn’t a staple song in pop culture during that era..i won’t even mention those other singles from 4closure… so that “imapct” you speak of is pretty much non existent.

  98. NΛVI February 13, 2013

    @YOLO IKR I CAN’T..stupid b****

  99. NΛVI February 13, 2013

    @YOLO IKR I CAN’T..stupid b**** lmao

  100. Eye Candy February 13, 2013

    @ Likica
    Have a seat doll. You love to give this crack w**** s*** with h*****, props, while you shade Whitney Houston.
    You love to give this h***** infested c** bucket props, while you shade my faves Lana & Gaga.
    I cannot wait until this nasty f***** b**** disappears like the irrelevant h** she is. Her days are numbered. By the time 2015 rolls around, say R.I.P to your career Rihfund. That’s why you left the Grammy’s empty handed.
    Carrie Underwood & Pink >>>>> Kelly Clarkson

  101. YOLO February 13, 2013

    @No b**** we knew you were a hood hive member lol pathetic c***

  102. JER February 13, 2013

    ????

    #youtrieditineverycolor

  103. No February 13, 2013

    Chile if only you knew, havin said that if I had to choose it would be Beyonce.

  104. Eye Candy February 13, 2013

    Rihanna had a h***** bump in her “Stay” video.
    Deal with that you sashaying queens.

  105. Little Monster February 13, 2013

    Great Rihanna, since ur s*** at everything else!

  106. Little Dreamer February 13, 2013

    Sam just wants messy stan wars in his comments section. *smh*

    Nothing wrong with differing opinions but damn, does EVERYTHING have to be a fight-to-the-death over who’s “winning” and whatnot?

  107. YES OKAY February 13, 2013

    I cant lie, Im not a huge fan of all Rihann but she puts out some of the best singles. She puts out stuff that all can listen to. Stay is a beautiful song that I relate to and she shocked me with her Grammy performance

  108. I will Adorn You February 13, 2013

    @Just Sayin, BEST COMMENT SO FAR!

  109. Eye Candy February 13, 2013

    @ Navi
    “If I were a boy” & “Halo” aren’t ballads?¿?¿
    OOOOOPS!

  110. I will Adorn You February 13, 2013

    Your first comment that is @Just Sayin.

  111. boopboop February 13, 2013

    wont rih SUPPOSED to be “over” after RATED R?????????

    and wasnt TALK THAT TALK *SUPPOSED* to be the end of her reign???????

    and then some ppl said UNAPOLOGETIC would flop and she would be “over”.

    yeah. and yet…………….SHE’S *STILL* HERE B******!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    rih will “STAY” around until 2015 AND BEYOND, still sitting pretty at the top, still gettin them #1 songs, still selling WW and still making fans of flop b****** cry about how she’s “over” for the UMPTEENTH MILLIONITH time while their faves are doing reality tv or releasing mixtapes to try to keep from falling all the way off!

  112. Israel February 13, 2013

    Totally mediocre song. That’s the thing with Rihanna her songs are totally average and not very creative or out of the box but she has a great marketing and promo team that know how to mould her to look and act the part which meets the demands of young people buying her music. People don’t realise how much this girl relies on her image. Her image and persona carries her music. And of course the fact that it has that generic sound aswell.

  113. NΛVI February 13, 2013

    @sour candy dumb ass we;re talking about current events…not historih.

  114. Lolz February 13, 2013

    Don’t mind the song, but what the hell was going on with video! Both versions were a total snooze fest, I know it was supposed to be simple but it should also be intruiging at the same time. She was in the bath looking like some weird creature birthed from another world the whole time!

  115. JOHNVIDAL February 13, 2013

    Damn Rihanna fans can´t accept reality. Delusion is strong
    @likica is a liar out of control. He/she needs help asap. Praising Rihanna´s songwriting skills and another person who can sing like K Clarkson but that has not made any type of impact either
    Even a person who likes Ritry like @suicide can see the reality: she has made no impact and her songs will be forgotten
    A person who is not an album slayer at her peak doesn´t last once their commercial careers are over. In a few decades even some legends tend to be forgotten so you can imagine what will happen with Rihanna

  116. ZANIA February 13, 2013

    @NO, Beyonce can make an impact, why because she can shake her a**. Record companies doesn’t care about her performing on a damn stage, they care about numbers and selling albums. Her WW sales are barely over 2 million. Rihanna WW sales is much higher than that with the last three albums she put out. I don’t care what she sold years ago when everyone was selling including Ciara. I am talking about over the past three years, when music decline. Beyonce has had more promotion than any artist I have ever known the past few months. If her single doesn’t come out selling over 300,000, she is done. Rihanna, adele, lady gaga, taylor swift, Bruno Mars have not have half of Beyonce promo and I bet all of them will outsell Beyonce. I was watching the news this morning and they are tired of Beyonce, they made a joke about how she is trying to be everywhere and ask do she have an album out.

  117. Carmen (JJ Fan) February 13, 2013

    @Zania so why hasn’t Beyonce been dropped yet? I love how you are ONLY referring to 4 aswell, the least commercial. So her sales for her albums don’t count? B******* tbh. And you need to think about how often Beyonce releases albums aswell which isnt as often as the likes of Rihanna.

  118. Loyalty February 13, 2013

    I watch the news and they mock Rihanna often. Your point Zania? What @Carmen said.

  119. Eye Candy February 13, 2013

    @ Navi
    It doesn’t matter if it was past, present, or future.
    You said she can’t sell balads. PERIOD!
    Your argument = void

  120. House Mother Kanye February 13, 2013

    Congrats Rih! 🙂

  121. Just Live February 13, 2013

    Zania: Rihanna can make an impact why because she pats her p**** and effs around with her woman beater bf.

  122. Hilly February 13, 2013

    Not surprising the song is beautiful, her performance at the Grammys was good and it’s Rihanna so good for her!
    (The presence of Beyonce’s SB show video was not necessary)

  123. Music Soul Harmony February 13, 2013

    Lickika: How dare you insult Whitney Houston. Just because Rihanna hits number 1 on iTunes with some forgettable song y’all navy act like its the greatest ballad in the universe. Lbs. No where near it. Just to remind you Rihanna will always be lessor to Whitney-“the voice” and MJ. The greatest entertainer that ever lived. Have a seat with ur delusional ass. Rihanna would be another hobo in the streets of barbados without all the auto tune and studio enhancements deceiving her listeners. Nice try.

  124. Kyle February 13, 2013

    Lol @ Music Soul Harmony ‘hobo in the streets’. I know, the NERVE of some people.

  125. zania February 13, 2013

    @CARMEN, Beyonce couldn’t release an album every year and go platnium, since music as decline.

  126. BitchICan’tEvenSpellWelfare February 13, 2013

    I like Rihanna. A LOT. But the NERVE of ANY Rihanna stan to say anything negative about the Legendary and Iconic Whitney Houston is just absolutely deplorable and ridiculous.

    Rihanna will never have the status of Whitney–NEVER. I don’t care how many #1 singles she has or will have.

    The sheer lack of respect and honor for Legends on this site is disgusting.

  127. NΛVI February 13, 2013

    LOL at the hoodhive @ MUSIC SOUL HARMONY
    acting like they didn’t drag the late great Whitney Houston on the beyonce inauguration post…so keep it cute you bunch of hypocrites and one stupid navy member opinion doesn’t speak for ever other navy unlike the hood hive where 99.9% of you guys funky b**** drag whitney to filth to praise beyonce lip sync anthem. whitney is the voice and she will always be and that’s not an opinion.. it’s a fact. #TRUE TEA

  128. PRINCE MACHIAVEL February 13, 2013

    Who Cares About This CrackHead Dumb Mean B****?! She Can Jump On The Metro And Kill Herself With Her Piggy Nose And ET Forehead, Rejoin Her Wack GranMa No Ones Cares! She Can Stay Succking Her Abuser Thin D*** While She’s Tries So Baaaaad To Be “A Bad Girl” With Her Fake Loser Dumb Ass!!!

    You See RihTards, I Don’t Even Feel This Way About ModelSlutGoatHanna, But Since You’re Basic Wack Hypocrites Ass Trying To Hate On Lady G While She’s Sick, Well This What You’ll Get!

  129. Aquarius February 13, 2013

    @ Navy funny because if you say one stupid Navy doesn’t count for all, why are you generalising the ‘hood hive’ for dragging Whitney.

  130. Aquarius February 13, 2013

    @Zania how the F*** do you know that judging from ONE album that WASNT that commercial?

  131. Aquarius February 13, 2013

    And 4 is platinum anyway dumb b****.

  132. Love February 13, 2013

    I love this site, but the Rihanna shade is a bit much. I understand that not everyone likes her voice and I’m far from a Rih Rih stan, but if we’re going to be honest, Rihanna herself has had a lot to do with her own success. She knows which songs work for her and she obviously has a hand in the content of her music because her songs are clearly a reflection of her life. I don’t think she’s the best singer, but she sure knows how to chose the right material for her voice and she has confidence a lot of true vocalist can’t even dream up. She also has the kind of fashion sense that girls want to emulate. It takes more than a “voice” to be a star. We should know that by now. If what you’re saying is true about Rihanna being a puppet, why isn’t it working for Rita Ora? Star power starts with the artist.

  133. 2013 is the Year Beyonce’s Career Officially Ends(your truly zzzb) February 13, 2013

    slay” is now No. 1 in 11 countries and Top 10 in over 30 others! HaHaHaHaHa That Rihann reign still won’t. 2013 is Rihanna’s year. Beyfraud who??

  134. RihannaCantSing February 13, 2013

    AMERICA SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HERSELF. LOOK AT THE KIBDA SONG THAT’S HITTING No. 1. RIHANNA U MIGHT BE A GOOD SINGLE SELLER BUT URE FAR FROM BEING ONE OF THE BEST CONTENDERS OF THIS MUSIC GENERATION.VERY LOW VICAL RANGE. THESE DAYS ALBUM SALES HAS GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH PURE TALENF. WE DONT HEAR THE MOST TALENTED PPL IN THE RADIO ANYMORE. R KELLY, JENNIFER HUDSON,…BUT YEA, RIHANNA IS THE BEST OF THIS GENERATION BWAHAHA. IM ASHAMED OF THIS GENERATION OF ARTISTS.

  135. Jessbee209 February 13, 2013

    No, Beyonce doesn’t release an album every year because she doesn’t have to smdh.

  136. lola February 15, 2013

    Who gives a f***? Tamar got a number 1 single on iTunes and that single flopped hard as hell on Hot 100! “Stay” is such a basic, boring and lackluster song. Her childish stans will buy anything of hers. Her album is flopping though so it doesn’t matter and b**** is a drug addict and a stupid ho who likes to get her ass whooped. MONEY CAN’T BUY YOU CLASS! All she does it spread her stank c****** and smoke that stank ass weed all day! Riherpes is such a puppet and has no say in her career. Def Jam is good at picking the right songwriters and producers for this b****. She is just too much of a gimmick. How classless and immature of her to post pics of her being naked, smoking weed, and drinking??? And she’s 25 years old. B**** that is too damn old to be trying to be cool. Your ass isn’t cool. You try too hard to be bad and your fashion sense suck! You haven’t rocked anything worthy of getting praised since 09! Looking like a damn ape!

Recommended Posts
.. **